Film Screening to Support Baltimore Che Brigade

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September 21st, 6:30pm @ 2011 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

We will be screening Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” Part 1, a critically acclaimed 2008 film that portrays Che’s role in the Cuban Revolution at the Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Che Guevara and in support of local brigade members who will be traveling to Cuba for the “International Brigade/In the Footsteps of Che.

Join us not only for an amazing film but also to meet the Baltimore delegation, a group of mostly young people who will be participating in the brigade.
The Cuban Friendship Institute – ICAP (Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos) has invited delegations from around the world to participate and mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Che Guevara.
Funds raised will help to pay the costs of local brigade members.

We are asking for a suggested $5 to $10 donation at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds. It’s more important that you come and participate. Free refreshments!
Doors open at 6:30 pm for refreshments and to meet with brigade members. Film will start at 7 pm sharp.

More on the film from Rotten Tomatoes:
“Nearly 40 years after Che Guevara’s execution in Bolivia, director Steven Soderbergh retraces the life of the iconic Cuban revolutionary in this nearly four-and-a-half-hour saga. Part 1 begins on November 26, 1956, as Fidel Castro (Demián Bichir) sails into Cuban waters with 80 rebels in tow. Among those rebels is Argentine doctor Ernesto “Che” Guevara (Benicio Del Toro), a man who shares Castro’s dream of overthrowing corrupt dictator Fulgencio Batista. As the struggle gets under way, Guevara proves an indispensable part of the revolution due to his firm grasp on the concepts of guerilla warfare. Guevara is heartily embraced by both his comrades and the Cuban people, and quickly rises through the ranks to become first a commander, and ultimately a revolutionary hero.”

Cuban Dinner & Che Brigade Send Off

Cubans rally in front of mural of Che Guevara

September 29th, 6:30pm-9:00pm @ 2011 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21218

Join us for a special Cuban dinner to help raise funds to cover the cost of Baltimore youth who are attending the International brigade in Cuba to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assasination of Che Guevara. This will be a first trip for all of them.

Meet the group and enjoy a delicious Cuban Dinner including: Cuban gazpacho, Mojo Roast Pork, Cuban style black beans and Yellow rice, Fried sweet plantains, Green salad, Rolls, Sweet tea, desert traditional flan

Cash bar – Mojitos and Cuban Libres

We are asking a donation of $10 to $20. (No one turned away for lack of funds.) Please RSVP or purchase tickets so that we can make sure there is plenty of food for everyone. Proceeds will help pay for the cost of the trip.

You can donate directly on PayPal here 

Mobilize for Durham Freedom Fighters Court Date

Takiyah Thompson and other durham freedom fighters at a rally

On the one month anniversary Charlottesville defend the Durham freedom fighters!
Mobilize for their court date on Tuesday, Sept 12!

Stand with the Takiyah Thompson and 12 other defendants who are charged with felony riot charges and vandalism for the alleged toppling of a racist confederate statue.

Join us for a Baltimore Solidarity Send off @ 5 pm, Monday, Sept. 11 at the Peoples Park across from 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Join a Baltimore caravan going to Durham, North Carolina leaving Monday evening, Sept. 11 – attending the trial on Sept 12. We will return that evening. If you would like to attend or can donate $ to help someone go please call: 443-221-3775 or email us at baltowwp@gmail.com

To donate on line: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=66U3G8YMX57ZQ

To be contacted for future actions:
Call or text 443-221-3775
Email us at BaltoWWP@Gmail.com
Check us on Facebook @ Workers World Party – Baltimore

Pride Month Movie Night!

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Sunday June 25th – 4:30-9pm
2011 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

MARATHON FILM NIGHT!

Join our in-house get together and film showing of two major films: the acclaimed film Moonlight by Barry Jenkins and the British comedy/drama Pride based on the true story of the Mine workers strike. Join us for popcorn and movies. Come a little earlier to get to know each other and view the displays* as Moonlight will start at 5 pm sharp!

There will be a brief intermission between the two films. If you haven’t seen either of these films don’t miss them.

*Cieara Adams photos will still be on display along with the Workers World Party history. So if you didn’t get a chance to stop by on Saturday, June 17, here is your chance

May Day Global Strike in Baltimore – Make May Day Resist Trump Day!

May Day March with banner saying 'Equal Rights for all workers! Stop the raids and deportations!'

Global May Day Strike – International Workers Day
Huelga Global del Primer Día de Mayo – Día Internacional de los Trabajadores

Make May Day Resist Trump Day!
¡Haga el primer día de mayo el día de resistir Trump!

General Mass Strike – No work (call in sick), No school, No shopping, Boycott businesses!
RALLY & MARCH – 3 PM at McKeldin Square – corner of Light and Pratt Streets

Defend immigrants & Muslims – Fight racism, sexism, LGBTQ & Trans bigotry
Baltimore UNITE to fight for our rights!

Our demands:

  • Make Baltimore a real sanctuary city – Not one deportation; shut ICE down! An injury to one, is an injury to all.
  • Fund education– Close the gap in funding for our schools; no school layoffs!
  • $15 an hour & union rights for all NOW – include workers under 21 years of age!
  • Jobs program for all!
  • End police & ICE terror!

Gather 3 PM @ McKeldin Square – Light & Pratt Street, downtown Baltimore
We encourage feeder marches.
March begins at 4 PM – We march to specific locations to highlight our demands and conclude at City Hall @ 6 PM


Huelga Global del Primer Día de Mayo – Día Internacional de los Trabajadores
¡Haga el primer día de mayo el día de resistir Trump!

General Huelga de masas/ Llamar por estar enfermo, no trabajar, no ir a la escuela, no comprar, boicot los negocios

MITÍN Y MARCHA – 3 PM

Defender a los inmigrantes y los musulmanes – Combatir el racismo, el sexismo, la LGBTQ y el fanatismo de las personas Trans

¡Baltimore ÚNASE para luchar por nuestros derechos!

Nosotros demandamos:

  • Hacer de Baltimore una verdadera ciudad santuario – Ninguna deportación; ¡Cerrar el ICE! Una herida para uno es una herida para todos.
  • Financiar la educación – Cerrar la brecha en el financiamiento para nuestras escuelas; ¡Ningún despido escolare!
  • $ 15 por hora y los derechos sindicales para todos AHORA – ¡Incluyen a los trabajadores menores de 21 años de edad!
  • ¡Programas de trabajo para todos!
  • ¡Fin de la policía y terror ICE!
  • Reunir 3 PM @ McKeldin Square – Light y Pratt Street, centro de Baltimore
    Animamos grupos de manifestantes ubicados en diferentes localizaciones que se unen a la marcha principa
    La marcha comienza a las 4 PM – Marchamos a lugares específicos para resaltar nuestras demandas y concluir en City Hall @ 6 PM

Forum on Trump’s War Threats – No war on DPRK or Syria!

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April 23rd 5pm

Racist bigot Donald Trump is currently ratcheting up the threat of another imperialist war against two sovereign nations – The Syrian Arab Republic and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. On April 7th the US military directly attacked the Syrian military with 59 Cruise missiles in flagrant disregard for international law. Soon after, the USS Carl Vinson nuclear aircraft carrier and a naval detachment including missile cruisers were deployed off the coast of Korea as the Trump regime threatens to assassinate the leadership of the DPRK and commit to military action against the socialist nation.

Join us at the Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center, 2011 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, at 5pm on April 23rd. We will be holding a forum with activist speakers giving reports about the history of these two nations and the current political situation that is driving the threat of US aggression. After the presentation there will be open discussion on the issues.

US HANDS OFF SYRIA AND PEOPLE’S KOREA!

“Salt of the Earth” – March 12th Women’s History Month Film Showing

Salt of the Earth

Baltimore Workers World Party is proud to screen “Salt of the Earth” during Women’s History Month @ the Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218 on Sunday March 12th at 5pm. Our program will begin promptly with a short piece on the film so don’t be late. Discussion follows the film.

Mexican workers at a Zinc mine in New Mexico call a strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and more importantly the role and resolve of the women, that they eventually triumph. This 1954 movie which was originally banned as communist inspired during the witch hunt period in U.S. history is particularly current as it is explores sexism and racism.
At a time when we need to feel the utmost urgency in defending immigrants and resisting sexism and racism – this film takes on new meaning.
The film features Rosaura Revueltas and Juan Chacon. Most of the actors, in fact, were members of the mine workers union and are actual workers and their families.

Discussion on DuBois’ “Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880”

Flyer for a discussion on DeBois' work Black Reconstruction

Join us for an engaging political discussion on W.E.B. Du Bois’ masterpiece, Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880. Led by Leilani Dowell, Managing Editor for Workers World Newspaper and WWP organizer.

In 1935 William Edward Burghardt Du Bois published Black Reconstruction, a sweeping analysis of the Civil War and Reconstruction period. Using a Marxist analysis, his work responded to a trend in historical analysis that, at best, completely ignored the role of enslaved and free Black people in the two events, or, at worst, framed them in racist stereotypes. On the contrary, Du Bois asserted, the outcome of the Civil War was entirely dependent on the role of Black people in it. Further, the demise of Reconstruction was the counterrevolutionary destruction of a move towards a labor dictatorship in the U.S.

We will discuss:
· Du Bois’s Marxist analysis of the Civil War and Reconstruction period
· Why and how Du Bois – the leading Black intellectual of his time – turned to Marxism
· The centrality of the Black liberation struggle to all other struggles – then and now

This event will take place on February 26th from 3pm to 5pm at the Harriett Tubman Solidarity Center located at 2011 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218